[rescue] Dumping SunOS tapes

Richard ejb at trick-1.net
Fri Sep 8 09:15:10 CDT 2017

Ok so I think the biggest issue is going to be the internal belts.

I have tried 5 tapes tonight (only 1 vendor tape - FrameMaker) and 3 of them
had the tension belt give in.

Not going to run anymore tapes until I find a solution/replacement belt.

FYI I have images of the FrameMaker3.0 tape (sun3/4/i386) and have installed
it on my SS2....working fine

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> On 8 Sep 2017, at 23:09, Richard <ejb at trick-1.net> wrote:
> Yes more than 2. 6-8+ from memory...
> dd is an option and yes /dev/nrst0 will get a workout. That would however
create a lot of files to reconstruct the tape from.
> Have dug out "copytape" but am aware that is very specific.
> Any other thoughts out there?
> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On 8 Sep 2017, at 22:44, Doug McIntyre <merlyn at geeks.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:50:42PM +1000, Richard wrote:
>>> What format/tool do people suggest I use to image the tape such that
>>> others could use the images.
>> dd is fine, but with the old SunOS tapes, you have to know that there
>> are several tape files, and a single dd on the normal tape device
>> will only read the first tape file off the tape, and not get all of it.
>> You will have to dd in each tape file off the no-rewind device until you
>> get no more data.
>> I don't remember how many tape files a typical SunOS tape had. More than
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